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This beautiful outfit is simple in design and very inexpensive to make with the recommended yarn. The pattern is knitted on 4 - size 1 double pointed needles, and is worked in two colors. Using the recommended yarn that is provided with the pattern, you can make this simple, century-old outfit for less than $5.00.
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This is a very special pattern that is filled with Victorian charm! It consists of eight garments in total, the outer garments are all worked in crochet, and they include a pelisse, a cape, a hat, a muff,  shoes and a handkerchief bag. The undergarments are worked in knitting and they include knitted drawers and a petticoat with bodice. There is amazing detail in every garment, the skill level is high making this pattern is a bit more challenging  than some of the others - but the end result will be worth every stitch!
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148 Pages. Jenny June is the popular pen-name of Mrs. Jane Cunningham Croly, the nation's first syndicated female columnist during the Victorian era. Her long running columns covered many topics of interest to women. She was an icon in her day - much the same as our Martha Stewart is today. This journal is a fabulous compilation of Victorian era patterns and techniques in knitting, crochet and even macrame. With over 200 illustrations and extensive instruction- this is the type of book that you will not want to put down! There are laces, counterpanes, macrame knots, borders, edgings, socks, shawls bonnets and so much more.

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130 Pages. Jenny June is the popular pen-name of Mrs. Jane Cunningham Croly, the nation's first syndicated female columnist during the Victorian era. Her long running columns covered many topics of interest to women. She was an icon in her day - much the same as our Martha Stewart is today. This book is a compilation  of of her articles on the topic of embroidery and drawn thread work. With over 200 illustrations and extensive instruction, this book is a great resource for the embroiderer. Included are instructions in stitches and many many designs.

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30 Pages. A wonderful and scarce title in the art of Mexican Drawn Work. It covers all aspects of the art, from preparing the linen, to simple beginning stitches and elaborate and intricate designs. It is very clearly illustrated and the instructions are very deatiled and easy to follow. If you have ever dreamed of doing Drawn Work, this is the book that I recommend starting with. 

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142 Pgs. Work table books are great resources. They contain chapters on many different topics and often some very nice patterns from the era. This book was produced in England from the later Victorian era. There are hundreds and hundreds of tin-type illustrations to aid in making these lovely techniques. There is literally something for everyone here, and it's a great way to get a feel for the types of work done in Victorian times. I did quite a bit of reconstruction to the cover of this book, but I left it with an antiqued feel to not take away from it's character. A comprehensive guide to Victorian era Ladies' Arts. Included in this book is information and patterns in Berlin Work, Crochet, Knitting, Knotting or Macrame, Lace Making, Netting, Poonah Painting and Tatting. Profusely illustrated with 4 colorized pages. A wonderful Work Table book!

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15 Pages.  A wonderful Victorian era knitting book that is loaded with all sorts of projects. With 39 garments to choose from, this book presents a feast of imaginative and useful garments for Ladies, Gents and children. A sampling of the projects include mittens, shawls, gloves, hoods, socks, slippers, vests and much more. This is an amazing book with timeless designs. 

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15 Pages. This collection of Victorian era crochet items is truly amazing! A gold mine of 47 really useful items that are as beautiful as they are creative. For garments, there are hats, gloves, shawls, petticoat, a tippet and muff, bonnets, bibs, boots, a gent's smoking cap, knitting bag and a work basket. There are also afghans,  pincushion covers, edgings and crochet lace squares. A wonderful book!

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16 Pages. Stockings are great fun to make, they are quick to finish and make great take along projects. This magazine gives instructions for making just about every variation of sock you can think of. There instructions for many types of heel and toe variation, sizing for adults and children and many methods for commencing a stocking. There are also instructions for refooting a worn stocking.

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15 Pages. The Second book in the Weldon's Stocking Knitter Series, this book has patterns for simple to make stockings for men and women in simple patterns and also for boys in girls in various sizes. The book contains patterns for Child's Long Sock in Vandyke pattern, Gent's Sock, Gent's Shooting Sock, Gent's Striped Sock, Gent's Cable Knit Sock, Lady's Striped Stocking, Lady's Plain Stocking knitted on two needles, Lady's Ribbed Stocking, Lady's Plain Knit Stocking, Ribbed Sock for a Girl of 6 and 9 years of age and Boys Ribbed Stocking for ages 8 and 9 years, and lastly a Ribbed Stocking Knit on Two Needles for a Boy of 7 Years. A great selection of easy patterns!

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15 Pages. This amazing book, the third of the stocking knitter series contains an excellent assortment of 21 Victorian era hand knitted socks and stockings for the entire family. There are many techniques used, included cables, fancy ribbing and even a beautiful Gent's stocking in diamond pattern Fair Isle. Be sure to look for the other books from this series, they contain a wealth of techniques and styles!

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15 Pages. This Edwardian era book is loaded with designs and various cross stitch techniques. There are borders for towels with images such as cats, chickens and peacocks. There are also handsome geometric patterns to be use in adorning tea cloths or pillows. This is a book of ideas, not necessarily whole projects - there are tons of pictures of patterns and occasionaly drawings of them worked into other items.

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15 Pages. This wonderful book will be a staple in the library of anyone who loves to do crewel work embroidery. It is loaded with information on dozens of stitches and it contains practical, straightforward tips to make your needle creations spring to life from your canvas. There are a couple of templates included with lovely floral designs. Included is a spray of wild roses for a quilt, a spray of lilies and daisies for a quilt, poppies and leaves for an antimacassar, a breast plate square for a quilt with embroidered centre and even some ornamental peacock feathers. A very hand little book with a wealth of information for your needlework!

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15 Pages. This book contains a hodge-podge of fantastic Victorian era knitting patterns. There is something for everyone here, in all seasons of life. The patterns included are Baby's Open-Knit Spencer, Baby's Hood, Youth's Jersey Stocking, Baby's First Sock, Knee Cap warmer, gaiter for a child of three, Lady's Petticoat in Basket Pattern, Gent's Silk Sock, Ribbed Sock for a Child of Two, Bird's Eye Pattern Edging, Baby's Boa, Reins for Children, Knitted Drawers, Small Diamond Pattern lace for a shawl, Open Work Stocking for a child of four, Small Diamond Lattice Lace, Knitted "Caterpillar" Stitch,  Elegant Silk Sock, Child's Bib, Gent's Shooting Stocking, Youth's Short Stocking, Child's Crossover cape, Fancy Knit Stockings for a Child, Gotto Lace edging, Nightdress Case, Child's One-piece Combination Garment, Endymion Lace, Baby's Vest Knitted Lengthways, Beaded Cuffs, Long Purse, Edith Lace Edging, Insertion and Border for a Quilt, Gent's Silk Neck Tie, and Rectangular Pattern Toilet Table Cover with matching Edging.

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15 Pages. This is the First of Four books in the Weldon's Practical Smocking series. As with all of the Weldon's Series, the best basic information for the topic is always found in the first of the series - this book is a must have! The books begins with the history of smocking and covers the beginning steps to preparing your material for gathering. In this book there is instruction for to varieties of Honeycomb Pattern, Outline and Rope Pattern,  Herringbone Pattern, Diamond Lattice Pattern, Basket Pattern, Diamond Pattern, Diamond Pattern in Scallops, Feather Stitch and Zig-Zag, Feather Stitch and Chevron, Spanish Pattern, Open Diamond Pattern, Beaded Honeycomb, and Empress Pattern. Also included are instructions for smocking variosu garments - please note, however that there are no paper patterns for these garments. A wealth of information on the fine art of English Smocking!

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15 Pages. The earlier Weldon's books contain an amazing assortment of patterns and ideas - and this one is no exception! This edition holds 39 useful knitting patterns with detailed instruction and a timeless appeal. There are four different designs of squares to be used in a kntted counterpan quilt. The garments included are bootees, a frock, a glove and a jacket for babies. For children there is a bonnet pattern, fancy sock and two different gaiters. For Gents there is a balaclava cap, a plain sock and a striped sock. For ladies there is a knitted bodice, a jersery mitten with half-fingers, a petticoat, a ribbed jacket bodice, silk gauntlets, a tam o'shanter, a vest and a winter petticoat. A fascinating assortment of useful vintage knitting patterns!

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15 Pages. This book is arguably one of the most fascinating books in the early Weldon's series. As the title states, there is instruction in Netting - but the netting designs are for the most useful purposes. The book starts you off with diagrams of the tools needed to make the nets, explanations of the sizes of tools that are best to use and the proper set up to commence your work. There are twenty-five different netting designs - from the simple Plain Netting to the elaborate Grecian or Rose Netting. In addition to this, there are also practical instruction to make useful items, such as a Minnow Net for the fisherman, Hair nets, a Garter of Netting, two different Netted Silk Purses, a Lawn Tennis Net and even a Hammock! This is a forgotten art in this day and age, but it is so simple to do! A hobby that can be enjoyed by anyone!

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15 Pages.  This edition is the third series of lovely macrame  doilies, mats, cushions, a work bag, a toilet table box, several tidies and other assorted novelties.  It is a continuation of the two earlier books, providing instructions for all of the finished projects shown. If you are looking for knotting techniques, be sure to check out Weldon's #'s 7 & 8, which provide instruction in the various knotting techinques. A fabulous collection of Victorian era useful macrame novelties!

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15 Pages. Contained in this book are 46 Victorian era crocheted edgings and insertions that are like no other.  With beautiful shapes and a regal appeal these designs suitable to trim a wide variety of projects. There are delicate edgings for linens as well as heavier edgings for furniture or quilts. There is so much in this book that you will be certain to find the perfect finish for your creation.

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15 Pages. Contained in this book are 54 useful and practical Victorian era knitted edgings.  These elegant knitted trims are suitable for a wide variety of projects - from trimming infant's garments to a wide handsome border for a mantel. There is so much in this book that you will be certain to find the perfect finish for your creation.

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15 Pages. It is amazing how many patterns are included in each Weldon's publication, and the variety and timeless appeal is why we love the Weldon's books so much! This book will not disappoint! In this edition there are knitting patterns to make a Young Lady's Petticoat, a Coral Pattern Lace Shawl, a Vest for a Child of Five, a Man's Undershirt, a Tansy Pattern Shawl, Child's Petticoat with Bodice, youth's Undervest, Lady's Combination Garment, Shoulder Cape in Caterpillar Pattern, a Curly Cap, Cape and Muff for a girl, Child's Overall, a Cover for a Tennis Ball, Sleeping Socks, Jacket for a Child of Two, Long boot for an infant, Brioche Gaiters with Knee, Neck Handkerchief, Canadian Glove, Slippers, Chest Protector, Potholder, Baby's Pilch, Gent's Travelling hood, Sunflower Pincushion, Gent's Mittens, Wristlets and a Toque for a Baby Boy. So may patterns - so little time!

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15 Pages. This book begins where the first Smocking series left off. There is no basic info on smocking here, but rather instruction in some of the elaborate stitches of smocking and their practical uses. The patterns included here are the Montague Pattern, Diamond and Rope Stitch, Diamond Back Stitch, Separated Back Stitch, Gothic Pattern, a Smocked Sleeve, Pointed Honeycomb for the front of a child's dress, Fancy embroidered ornaments such as diamonds and stars to add to the design, Victoria Pattern, Van Dyke Pattern, several decorative embroidery stitches to use with smocking, and about a dozen illustrations of garments with smocking - please note that there are not patterns for these garments, just the smocking patterns are included here.

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15 Pages. This edition is completely loaded with an amazing assortment of vintage crochet patterns. You will not be bored with this one, there is a paragraph on hairpin lace, Tunisian crochet (or tricot), and all of the other important stitches  used in crochet. In addition to this there are many crocheted garments, including a crochet skirt, several hoods, a boy's turban hat, bootees, a bib, a frock, a crochet shawl, petticoat, a child's walking coat, a woollen crossover, a Tam o'Shanter, Beaded Purse, antimacassar and many lovely edgings and borders. This is the first of the Weldon's Crochet series, and it is a must have!

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15 Pages. This edition contains a wide range of useful and practical projects for the knitter,, a great resource of patterns to find that perfect little something that you probably will never see anywhere else. In this edition there are knitting patterns to make a square pincushion, a square for a knitted quilt in the Barleycorn pattern, an adorable Baby's petticoat with bodice, a lovely fringed doily in the "Star of Eight" pattern, Baby's bootikin, a jersey vest for a child, fancy knitted gaiter, a jacket for a child of two, opera cape in a pineapple pattern, fancy knit sock for a child of two (open ladder pattern), a child's sock in Victoria Stripe Pattern, a cycling cap, a Wellington cap for a child, a nice fitting glove for a lady or gent, a square for a quilt in Leaf & Briar pattern, a mitten knitted in Quaker stitch, a handsome striped quilt in cable twist, diamonds and ivy leaf pattern, sleeping socks in double knitting, couvrepied in double knitting, American overshoe, Canadian Cloud stitch, Plain knit under drawers for a child of four, cuffs in ridged knitting, infant's polish boots, Berceaunette Blanket, Lady's Vest in Basket Pattern, and lastly the Diamond Pattern shawl.

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15 Pages. An amazing assortment of wonderful Victorian era knitting patterns that are both practical and beautiful. In this edition there are knitting patterns to make : an outdoor jacket for a child of 18 months, a square for a quilt in the Branch Pattern, child's petticoat in open cable stripe, a binder belt for a young child, mittens in shell pattern stripe, open work mittens with thumb in lemon pattern, baby's whip and rattle, black silk mittens, square for a quilt in Leaf and Dart pattern, a vest for a child of five years, lady's petticoat in dice pattern, vest for a child of 5 or 6 years, lady's combination garment, doily with 6-pointed star, Maltese cross pincushion, fluted leaf border for a quilt, cricketing cap, infant's toque, puzzle jacket, baby's leggings, cuffs in Brioche knitting, beaded cuffs, baby's stays, long purse, lace edging for under linen, knitted ball, gent's comforter, baby's hood in Brioche knitting, border for a shawl, lady's vest, cross-stitch knitting for a shawl, sofa blanket, antimacassar in wrinkled shell pattern, and a lady's knitted drawers.

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15 Pages. This is a very unique collection of designs for Victorian era purses, bags, sachets and pincushions - including a "Ridicule" bag design from 1830 to 1835. The book contains written instructions to makes the bags, wood cut engravings  showing pattern charts and shapes to make the  bags. This is a great book combining hand sewing and embroidery to make these delicate works of art.

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15 Pages. This is a rare, single edition of Weldon's on the topic of Bead work. There is a brief section of the book devoted to the basics of beading, but the majority of the book is a pattern book to make many lovely Victorian era decorations. The patterns include Smocking with Beads, Beaded Netting, Fringes, Collars & Cuffs, a Beaded Osprey, a Transparent Leaf for use in millinery, a Wing for a Hat or a Bonnet, a Tassel, a Beaded button and much more. A lovely book!

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15 Pages. This book contains an excellent assortment of thirty rare and useful Victorian era patterns all worked in crochet! In this edition, the patterns include: a Tam o'Shanter, child's Princess Pelisse with shoulder cape and brewers cap, an antimacassar worked in tricot in Amazon stripe design, infant's petticoat, square for a quilt in diamond pattern with raised tufts, an antimacassar in Marguerite medallion pattern, lace trimming for a chemise, Bourbon Rose pattern for an antimacassar, antimacassar in Wool Dahlia pattern, Etta Petticoat, Zulu stripe in tricot for an antimacassar, baby's glove, crocheted hexagon for a quilt, border for a quilt, crocheted doily, a lady's petticoat, frilling for the neck, smoking cap, basket pattern in tricot, Roman stripe pattern for a chair back, Lady's boa, Corisande stripe pattern, Gent's vest, and a Lady's muffler.

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15 Pages. The Victorian era Weldon's books were a goldmine of amazing patterns, and this edition is no exception. In this edition there is a lovely Apricot Leaf quilt square with a matching fern leaf edging, a child's knitted hood, a bolster pincushion, knitted leggings for a six-year old girl, vests, slippers, invalid's knitted boots and a lady's petticoat. In addition to this is the lady's plain knitted jacket bodice, a circular cape, a knitted shawl, a Gent's cardigan jacket, a shooting glove and much, much more. There are 38 garments in total - enough to keep the vintage lover busy for quite some time!

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15 Pages.  Victorian era Macrame Lace was a stunning art form that that almost disappeared in the century since it was so popular. Macrame lace had its ancient origins in the Middle East, and later was adopted as a pastime of Victorian crafters. This if the fourth book in a series of five and it contains instructions for a banner screen, a brush and comb bag, a fan wall pocket, a nightdress case, a pincushion trinket box, a square for a cushion, a tea cosy, toilet tidy and a three-sided work bag. For instruction in the knots used in Macrame Lace, please see Weldon's #'s 7 and 8. This book is a project book only, containing wonderful examples of Victorian era knot work.

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15 Pages.  This edition contains an excellent selection of hard to find Victorian era knitting patterns. The patterns include : a baby's spencer, a wave pattern border, gent's sock knit on two needles in Redgeway pattern, Lady's combination garment in Windsor pattern, vest for a child of three, lady's undervest, infant's first vest, gentleman's sock in railway stitch, child's sock in chessboard pattern, riplet pattern border, infant's petticoat & bodice, gent's spock in brick pattern, lady's vest, mulberry-leaf square for a quilt, jersey jack for a child, baby's vest, baby's first sock, vandyke border, striped vest for a child of two or three years, fancy basket, warm petticoat for a girl, round watch chain, square shawl in pique pattern, baby's knitted boots, fancy pattern for the top of socks or stockings, cable knitting and cockleshell knitting.

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15 Pages. This book is a goldmine of Victorian era crochet patterns. - with 31 different projects, you will not be bored! Here are the projects you will find here:
 Two Antimacassars
 Baby's boot, rattle and jacket
 Child's Muff, Boa, First Drawers, Petticoat & Frock
 Delicate crocheted Lace Edgings
 Jersey Jacket
 Gent's Gloves
 Ladies Petticoat, Money Bag, Opera Hood, Two Lovely Shawls and a Pelerine
 Lovely Quilt Square in Triplex Pattern.

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15 Pages. Whether you are an experience tatter or just starting out, you will find this edition of Weldon's Practical Needlework to be a valued asset to your library. With dozens of detailed illustrations and beautiful finished projects, there is a wealth of information here! The book begins with the fundamentals of tatting - how to hold the shuttle, and the positioning of the hands when making the loops. The finished projects are gorgeous, and they include edgings, borders, a pincushion cover and many, many doilies. An excellent edition - and a great asset to any needleworker's library!

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15 Pages. Smocking is an ancient needle art that was originally favored among the peasantry as a means of adding shape to oversized garments to make it easier to work. In later years, the designs became a much more elaborate and decorative means of garment decoration. This edition is the third of a series of three on this subject and it includes instructions to make smocked Victorian era garments. It provides beautiful designs for smocked sleeves, bodices, waists and bonnets. This books is an advanced study in smocking, for the beginner, it is recommend that you first read Weldon's 2D #19, which provides the basics of this lovely work.

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15 Pages. Beautiful Mountmellick embroidery takes its name from a convent in Mountmellick, Ireland and is a technique that has its roots exclusively in the lovely Irish countryside. This edition is essential to learning this art, for it contains instruction in all of the important stitches used to form the designs for the flowers and leafs. There is only one finished project in this book, it is a lovely floral nightdress case that is shown on the cover. This is an excellent book, and an essential tool to make Mountmellick Embroidery.

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15 pages. This edition contains a fantastic selection of twenty-three Victorian era knitting patterns - many of them are quite hard to find! In this edition there are knitting patterns to make : German trellis stitch pattern, baby's first dress, knitted nightcap, a jersey jacket in ridgeway stitch, cosy antimacassar, gentleman's drawer's (long johns), sock for a child of three or four, Albion quilt square, Wellington boots, Irene vest for an infant, penwiper in the shape of a Turkish Fez, Knob pattern - fluted border for a quilt, lady's underbodice for a large woman, deer stalking cap, hug-me-tight jacket, little battenberg boots for an infant, and lastly a quilt in lozenge pattern with fringe.

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15 Pages. This is the second in a series of eight editions on the topic of Mountmellick embroidery. This lovely embroidery is a native of Ireland and gains its name from Mountmellick convent. This embroidery is known for lovely raised flowers and leaves. This edition contains instruction to make a brush & comb bag, a toilet mat, a small mat and instructions to make twelve different flowers used in the design. Examples of the flowrs include roses, lilies, forget-me-nots and pansies. Please note - it is recommended that you also purchase Weldon's #45, the first edition in the series because this book references it often.

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15 Pages. This edition contains many useful and decorative knitting patterns for everyone in the family. In this edition there are patterns for : beaded trimmings for a dress, baby;s boot and sock combined, baby's bonnet, Gent's stocking in Scotch plain pattern, lady's mitten and anklet, eight-pointed star doily, gent's undervest, beaded collarette and cuffs to match, gent's long-john style drawers, lady's stocking, ribbed stocking for a boy of seven, long diamond pattern sock for a child, wedge pattern vest for a child of three, gent's tartan hose, Bo-Peep boot for an infant, egg cosy in fluted pattern and beaded cuffs.

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15 Pages.  This edition is the first in a series of three on the topic of Patchwork. This is a fantastic resource for anyone who loves to make or study the historical uses for patchwork. There are several methods described, including:
 Crazy Patchwork             Diamond Patchwork
 Ribbon Patchwork           Kaleidoscope Patchwork
 Mosaic Patchwork           Octagon Patchwork
 Embroidered Kaleidoscope Patchwork
Also included are instructions in many lovely embroidery stitches to be used to add a finishing touch to your patchwork. A fabulous resource book!

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15 Pages. In this book, the third in the Weldon's Practical Mountmellick series, there are thirteen lovely designs will not be found anwhere else. There are eight books in the Mountmellick series and each one is a treasure in it's own right. The other editions are Weldon's #'s 45, 47, 69, 79, 90, 100 and 135. This third book gives instruction for a brush & comb bag, a Chrysanthemum border, a coat of arms, a Duchesse Table Cloth, a group of bulrushes with a moth, a grouping of lilies, a nightdress sachet, oranges, pincushion, corner for a quilt, a spray of ivy, sunflowers, a swallow and practical suggestions for working this lovely embroidery. A rare and lovely embroidery technique from the Emerald Isles!

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15 Pages. This is a very lovely collection of Victorian Era crocheted accessories for Ladies, Children and even lovely garments for dolls. Some of the items included are a petticoat and Pilch for an infant. For a little girl there is a petticoat, vest and lovely frock. For Ladies, there is a shoulder cape, chemise trimmings and two pelerines. Other items include a gent's fingerless glove, a doll's walking costume, a square for a quilt, two doilies and a quilt for a cot. Loads of great crochet projects!

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15 Pages. Drawn Thread work is a fine, delicate art of decoration that could possibly be centuries old. This little book is loaded with diagrams and techniques to make this stunning work. Contents include a border in Point de Reprise, several different stitches and insertions, faggoting using a punto tirato knot, point d' esprit, point tire, rosette border, trellis insertion and much much more. A great way to continue the tradition of this lovely work!

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15 Pages. This book is the second series on the topic of Drawn Thread Embroidery. This is beautiful work, an art form unto itself. There are loads of different projects here and 21 lovely designs in the ancient technique. There are corners and borders for serviettes, tea cloth, tray cloth and handkerchiefs. This is quite a beautiful technique that is rarely done today - and it is so reminiscent of the wonderful era when it was last popular.

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15 Pages. This book, the thirteenth knitting series contains many lovely patterns for Ladies, children and the home. In this edition there are knitting patterns to make: a baby's ring and rattle, two variations of beech leaf lace pattern, infant's boot in honey comb stitch pattern, a lady's cape in loop fringe knitting, plain knit toy ball, collarette and cuffs in fife pattern, an outfit for a sailor doll (no size given - possibly 12 in), child's toy whip, bassinette cover or quilt for a child's cot in mouse pattern including instructions for fluted border, lady's vest in small basket pattern, knitted stripe for a quilt in saxon star pattern, grecian pattern lace, cartoon lace edging, knitted pattern for a quilt in octagons and squares, baby's balmoral bootikins, infan'ts boots in dotty pattern, boy's sailor jersey, baby's overalls, lady's undersleeve, barrister's wig in puffed knitting, and brioche mats (not illustrated).

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15 Pages. This books contains knitting patterns for use with Fife Lace yarn - a very fine Victorian Era lace weight wool. There are twenty-seven beautifully illustrated designs - as well as sixteen designs that are not illustrated. This lace is spectacular, and is perfect for use in shawls, veils, edgings and borders. Some of the patterns are written for shawls and veils as well as a comforter for a gentleman as well as a ball for a child. I am sure that this yarn is no longer available, however there are many spectacular modern equivalents that can be used in its place.

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15 Pages. This Victorian era book is the third and final book in the Practical Drawn Thread embrodiery series. It contains an advanced study into the beautiful art of Drawn thread work. There is instruction in techniques, such as fancy lattice work, knotted piques and key pattern insertions. There are also whole projects with beautiful designs, such as a beautiful doily and a nightdress case. The work in this book is more advanced than the previous two, and it is recommended that a needleworker look at Weldon's 2D #'s 52 and 53 for a more detailed study of the stitches.

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15 Pages. An early, hard to find edition of Weldon's that is chock-full of fabulous patterns for Crochet. In this book there are patterns to make something for everyone in the house - including a beautiful Victorian outfit for a 14" doll. Also included borders and squares for a quilt, several different crochet slippers, shawls, a hood and cape for a lady, round mat for a lamp, boys' cricketing cap, a cosy antimacassar, a boy's cap with fluted crown and tufted band, a fisherman's cap, a tam o'shanter and much, much more. Weldon's patterns are excellent to follow and lovely to make.

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15 Pages. This is the Fifteenth knitting series from Weldon's and it is loaded with great patterns. In this edition there are patterns to make: A wide Mechlin lace (great for a shawl), American overshoes (or bag slippers), cable-knit baby's boot, gent's cuffs in honeycomb knitting, baby's shetland vest, gent's cotton nightcap, baby's short-waisted jacket, lady's vest in new wedge pattern, lady's petticoat in cable plait and ridged stitch, petticoat for a girl of five to seven years, muffler and chest protector combined, lady's bed jacket, sleeping socks in queen's pattern, wanzer border lace edging, a shawl worked in cross-stitch knitting, vest kntted in basket pattern, a gaiter for a child of two, a veil knitted in open-diamond pattern with vine leaf border, a sock for a child of two, infant's boot and sock and pretty knitted cuffs.  

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15 Pages.  Practical lessons in Macrame lace, with beautiful illustrations and instructions to make the lovely knot work designs. This book is the first edition on the subject of Macrame lace and it provides an excellent foundation to learn this art.  This intricate knot work was used for decorative ornamental fringes and borders, it is a very different and finer version of the Macrame that was so popular in the 1960's and 1970's. The thread was  finer and the knots much smaller than modern Macrame. This is truly a forgotten art form!

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15 Pages.  Victorian era Macrame Lace was a stunning art form that that almost disappeared in the century since it was so popular. Macrame lace had its ancient origins in the Middle East, and later was adopted as a pastime of Victorian crafters. This if the fifth book in a series of five and it contains instructions for several large borders, four beautiful girdles or sash belts, a lovely work bag and a two color square that is shown on the cover. A wonderful book!

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15 Pages.  A fabulous second edtion on the subject of Macrame Lace that picks up where the first book left off.  It is loaded with 21 very elaborate projects for decorative points and insertions. If you are looking for basic beginner instructions, it would be best to also purchase Weldon's 2D #7. This book is a continuation from the earlier book.

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15 Pages. The home of this work originated with the peasants of Hungary in the area southeast of the Danube river. There are detailed instructions provided on how of work the stitches, including the colors preferred to maintain the ethnic designs of the region. This is a wonderful study for any who love embroidery - finished projects include a book cover, a border for a bedspread, center for a bedspread, a chair back, a corner for a tea cloth, a fancy mat and a spray for a bedspread.

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15 Pages. This is a lovely selection of thirty-one knitting patterns, useful things to make from the Victorian era. In this book there are patterns to make a lovely petticoat for a lady, booties, bonnets and garments for a baby, a handsome money bag, two beautiful squares for a quilt, shawls, mufflers, borders and so much more. All patterns in this issue are in knitting, with row by row instructions that are easy to follow even now - over 125 years later!

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$5.95

We often get requests for long underwear patterns, and this sweet pattern from 1887 is just perfect! The pattern is written for a size SMALL usinga sock weight or fingering weight yarn and (modern) size 4 needles. However, if you wish to make it in a larger size the instructions recommend using a heavier weight yarn such as a sport or baby weight yarn and larger needles.

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In the 1889 pattern for men's long underwear, the yarn used in the pattern was intended for a lighter weight garment. In this pattern, a size 2 needle and a fingering weight yarn are used to make the drawers. This is intended to be a lighter weight version of the earlier pattern. Also required are small buttons and a length of bias braid to be sewn at the waistband for a place to attach suspenders. The pattern could be modified to use an elastic waist band, but at the time that this pattern was written, the elastic waistband was not to be invented for another 50 years!

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This set of Men's long underwear are in two separate patterns, one pattern for the bottoms and one for the top. They are written in Men's size MEDIUM using a fingering weight yarn on (modern) size 2 needles. They are made in a tighter knit and are intended to be for the coldest of weather. If a larger size is needed, use a slightly heavier gauge yarn with larger needles, such as a DK weight yarn on size 4 needles would work out to a size large. This is quite a handsome pattern, the recommended color to use is a natural or light grey and the leggings are knitted with red for the waistband and cuffs. There is also a braid sewing trim that is to be placed along the waistband for the drawers to be held up by suspenders. Of course, you could modernize the pattern with an elastic waistband, but at the time of this pattern elastic waist bands did not even exist for another 50 years!

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$6.95

In the 1888 pattern for men's long underwear, the yarn used in the pattern was intended for a heavier weight garment. In this pattern, a slightly larger size 5 needle and a sport weight yarn are used to make the drawers. This is intended to be a lighter weight version of the earlier pattern. Also required are small buttons and a length of bias braid to be sewn at the waistband for a place to attach suspenders. The pattern could be modified to use an elastic waist band, but at the time that this pattern was written, the elastic waistband was not to be invented for another 50 years!

Price:
$6.95

In the 1888 pattern for men's long underwear, the yarn used in the pattern was intended for a heavier weight garment. In this pattern, a slightly larger size 5 needle and a sport weight yarn are used to make the drawers. This is intended to be a lighter weight version of the earlier pattern. Also required are small buttons and a length of bias braid to be sewn at the waistband for a place to attach suspenders. The pattern could be modified to use an elastic waist band, but at the time that this pattern was written, the elastic waistband was not to be invented for another 50 years!

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